A lively little adventure

Okay, this post is completely out of left field. Unexpected. Crazy. And, I’m so glad I have these pictures to remember it.

I was in New York several days ago for a book signing, but a lot of you knew that.

But, did you know I made some cake pops while I was there?


That’s not too unusual, right?!


That would totally be something I do.

But … who I made them with is the fun part.

Want to see?


Yep. That’s Blake Lively. Like I said… this post is kinda crazy. It seems like I’ve been using that word a lot lately.

This pic is from her phone. Seriously, even her photos are fashionable. She has an app that puts effects on photos as you take them. I kinda like the distressed look though.

Okay, so a little backstory is probably in order. It turns out that Blake loves to bake and cook. I mean loves it. She had phone pics of tons of treats that she’s made. And they’re really good, too. I don’t know when she finds the time … between movies and Gossip Girl and red carpet events. But she has quite the inventory of baked goods on her phone to prove it.

Anyway, my site just so happens to be one of the few food sites she visits often. Hi Blake!

So she read how I would be in New York and invited me over to bake.

And I went.


We ended up having a Cake Pop party with some of her friends.


We had such a good time. Blake is a doll. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. It was so fun for me to see how excited she is about baking and how passionate she is about food – inspiring even.

She said she’d made the cupcake pops before…


But when I saw this, it really made me smile. She had made them and had the cutters set aside for safe-keeping.

That’s the crinkle cutter from Wilton by the way.


Right about here, I looked over at my mom who was snapping a few pics. And, if you can’t tell by my face, I’m laughing inside about how surreal this is.

We just messed around in the kitchen and made some basic cupcake pops with some decorations that Blake had on hand and a few things I brought over.

And towards the end of the night we tried a Wizard of Oz cake pop. A sweet tin man.

Here’s Blake’s.


She just so happened to have edible lustre spray on hand to finish off the look. Who randomly has edible lustre spray? I told you she was serious.

She also gave him a heart and a cute little bow tie that’s a bit hard to see in the photo. We had to improvise on the nose for lack of suitable candies on short notice. But Blake was quick to fix him right up with part of the Hershey’s tag glued on front. Resourceful.

All I know is now I want to make more Tin Man cake pops so I can show you the lustre spray. I can’t wait to play.

Then, maybe I’ll make some scarecrows and lions…

…and one of her little dog, too.


This is Penny. Wouldn’t this face make a perfect little cake pop? Sorry, Toto.


Anyway, that’s just a glimpse. I love how this website reminds me that you can never tell what little adventure is right around the corner.

Crazy stuff. But in the best way possible.

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229 comments on “A lively little adventure”

  1. woo soo good

  2. How COOL!!!!!! I love love love your cake pops Bakerella. I bought your book today, can’t wait to get baking. YAY!

  3. That is so cool! Not only do I love her style but now that I know she’s a baker I love her even more! You are both fantastic!!

  4. AWESOME!!!
    I love Blake Lively and Bakerella so this post is

  5. Wow …Penny looks so much like my doggy when i bought him, he’s 3 years already ^____^ When he was about 2 months he looked exactly like that, just a little less dark on his ears and around his mouth/nose :3


  7. wow wow wow!!! blake’s one of my favorite actresses!! it’s amazing to know she loves to cook too.. and she loves ur cake pops.. awwwwww….=)

  8. how come i didn’t get invited over to make awesome little treats like this when i was in new york!
    oh the jealousy :P
    anyway, these look amazing, and i must make some :)

  9. I can’t believe you got to bake with Blake Lively! That’s amazing. I just recently found your blog and I can’t stop reading it. All of your creations are so cute! I’m planning on baking some of my own in a couple of days but I know they won’t be nearly as cute as yours! SO JEALOUS!

  10. I saw in a recent magazine clip that she loves your site. When I read it I was an ah! I said out loud at work,” I follow her site as well!” My co workers gave me a funny look! haha

    I also make cake pops ALL the time! My two year old just LOVES THEM!

    Blake has alot of great achievement ahead, and one day when she opens that restaurant of hers, Im going to take my son there and have dessert first! lol.

    I love being a single mom, and seeing you and Blake making goals and dreams and going for it! I’m doing it that the best way I can for my lil man, with a photography business and Im buying a house for him to have memories in. I need to know that my divorce will not kill me but make me a bigger DREAMER, and your site has really helped me along the way!

    Baking is my CURE! <3

  11. This surreal! I saw Blake on Dave letterman talking about ur site (which is how I discovered ur amazingness!) and her passion for cooking/baking mths ago when she was promoting the town. It’s awesome you two got to bake together!

  12. Wow, that must have been an amazing experience! I actually adore the tin man Cake Pop! Its fantastic!

  13. I have known a number of cookies bakers who do exceptional cookies, but you take the craft to a whole new level. I would love to serve a tray of your cookies, I just don’t want to bake them myself….I know sad huh?

  14. OMG you’re so lucky! I really LOVE HER and of course you! hehe

  15. How cool! I love the photos–that looks like so much fun! I made those before, but I kept referring to them as “cake balls” for some reason, much to the chagrin of my guests! I’ll know to refer to them as “cake *pops* from now onwards!

  16. Ummm, that’s totally awesome! I would never have guessed!

  17. How fun and, I’m sure, surreal for you! We MUST know what breed Blake’s sweet little dog is, please! B

  18. I’d love to know what the app was that she has for her photos! So interesting!

  19. I am SO jealous of you! LOVE Blake Lively and your site, so so so lucky! Next time shes over invite me please?? Haha!!

    And for all you wondering about her dog- shes a Malti-poo! :]

  20. Oh wow! Blake Lively, that’s so incredible.

    I just found cake pops yesterday and I’ve already starting making some – they’re a hit here, apparently most people have never heard of them. =/ They’re not as neat as yours yet, but I’ll get them there!

    Thanks so much. =) You’re truly an inspiration.

  21. OMG. so awesome. love her, love you. what a great combo.

  22. oh wow! I LOVE Blake, she’s beautiful, that’s so amazing!
    so happy for you…

  23. oh my gosh you’re sooo lucky! Blake lively truly lives up to her name. She seems like such a fun person!

  24. AMAZING. I like her smiles. =)) SO REAL!

  25. i am so jealous right now. like seriously.

    what a fun and fabulous cake pop partayyyy!

  26. any chance blake will share which app she used? those pictures are cute!

  27. Awesome experiences for an awesome person!!!!

  28. Please anyone… I must find out what kind of dog Penny is. If anyone knows please post what it is. Thanks BUNCHES !!

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